Davis’ daughter, Jasmin Davis, confirmed the performer’s demise to CNN Thursday.
“Unfortunately my dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus,” she wrote on Monday.
“He made a lot of people happy with his laughter and smile, his happy spirit, love and especially through his music. He gave so much to the world! Please give him the last round of applause.”
Milli Vanilli was a German-French act fronted by Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, which fell aside after it emerged that the boys had not sung on their data.
The real singing was performed by vocalists behind the scenes, together with Davis.
The musical duo gained the 1989 Grammy for finest new artist however misplaced the award after the reality emerged.
Davis continued along with his musical profession after the scandal, this time as a lead performer.
He sang with stars reminiscent of Luther Vandross and carried out at concert events all over the world. Davis additionally composed movie music.
The musician, who was born in South Carolina, moved to Germany later in life the place he made occasional tv appearances.
“Last night we lost: a father, a brother, a grandfather, a friend…and one of a kind musician,” Jasmin Davis wrote on a GoFundMe web page for her father’s funeral.
“We are deeply saddened by his passing and will miss him dearly, especially [his] smile and laughter.”